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post #106 of 2489
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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post
Whaaat?. I would look into getting a better spdif source for your Cary 306 SACD DAC. For example, I would not go with a USb-to-spdif converter, and look into better digital cables and/or interconnects/power cables.

Also go easy on the upsampling button on the Cary. I personally like it at 44.1 straight-up..
Well I have a Empirical Off-Ramp 3 on order that I'm waiting for. I'll probably be buying new interconnects in the next few days, and I agree, I usually leave it at 44.1. Still want to try a NOS dac though, have a bit warmer contrast option to the Cary
post #107 of 2489
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Originally Posted by XXII View Post
PM sent Orcin .

Ahhh, XXII is going to hook me up to a Bendix 6385, so I feel better now. Thanks!!

He's right, I did say that I had stopped looking, but I never stopped lusting.

I would like to have at least one different tube to roll into the Paradisea as a change of pace from the WE396A, and to mix & match with different combinations in my amp. This or the rare Tesla are the best options.

s1rrah: Thanks for the offer, but I am going to buy this one while XXII feels like selling.
post #108 of 2489
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Originally Posted by Towert7 View Post
The Bendix 6385 are too expensive.
Not worth more than 40$ in my book.
I'm sure my opinion is hard clad tied to my own particular system ...

But that said ... I'd pay double the 90 dollar price of the 6385 (what I paid, anyway) if mine busted.

It's disgustingly detailed while also having remarkable qualities in regards to soundstage, warmth and "air".

It's head an shoulders above my former fav Bendix 2C51 (more "tubey" while also being more detailed) ... it's also far far finer sounding than all of the 396A variants I have had ... (although, I'm still craving a 1951 like Orcin has) ...

Anyway ...

Just another word ...

I recently ordered a set of NOS Sylvania "gold pin" 5670 tubes and man do they suck in the Havana!

There's some static online about these tubes ... some folks loving them and some (like myself) hating them ...

But to my ear anyway ... they are straight up "FUGLY" sounding in the Havana ... dull, blurry, muddy and sluggish.

YMMV.

post #109 of 2489
One question for owners of Havana. The 2,6V of Havana output are 2,6V RMS?

And it accepts 24 bits or only 16 bits input data?
post #110 of 2489
only 16bits
post #111 of 2489
Hmm, I emailed mhdt about the havana 5 days ago but still haven't gotten a response. Is this normal?
post #112 of 2489
Sometimes they're very quick, sometimes they're not, and sometimes a Havana just appears on your doorstep..

They tend to reply more quickly in the weekend. No harm in sending another email though I guess.
post #113 of 2489
Yep just sent another email. So how much does it cost including shipping, and does anyone have a picture of it next to something else? Saw the dimensions and it seems pretty small but would like to see a picture
post #114 of 2489
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Originally Posted by Ricey20 View Post
Yep just sent another email. So how much does it cost including shipping, and does anyone have a picture of it next to something else? Saw the dimensions and it seems pretty small but would like to see a picture
Regarding the mailing MHDT ...

Yes ... takes a bit for them to translate and reply to the emails.

Havana's cost 899.99 typically and shipping is generally 30 to 50 bucks depending on where you are.

Also ...

Here's a pic or two:

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post #115 of 2489
Ah ic. Thanks for the info and pics Been in a transport frenzy lately. Have a Audio Sector SPDIF dac coming and considering a Havana now for a tube dac
Maybe even a Valab or something cheap to play around with
post #116 of 2489
do they usually configure these for the country they ship to so far as voltage is concerned? or is it 220 shipped anywhere and you have to change it 110 yourself???
post #117 of 2489
Internal jumpers are configurable for your country's voltage, quick and easy job.

Phill
post #118 of 2489
well I know, I was just wondering about their practices if they keep it at 220 or 110 just so I know if i really have to tinker with it before using.
post #119 of 2489
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post
do they usually configure these for the country they ship to so far as voltage is concerned? or is it 220 shipped anywhere and you have to change it 110 yourself???
You tell them what you want, and you'll get it preset for your voltage.
post #120 of 2489
ah ok, thanks towert7
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